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Summit Extra Pale Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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933 Ratings
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Ratings: 933
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADR on 08-31-2001)
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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11-21-2012 04:35:58 | More by
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IllHaveAnother1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-30-2011 23:57:49 | More by IllHaveAnother1
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jthree78

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my drinking beer, always a case on hand, so good on hot days. I love the hoppy aftertaste. I like other pale ales but this is just so good all the time, wether from tap or bottle. mmm. You can drink it at any temp, but best real cold. I need to get some more.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2006 18:41:57 | More by jthree78
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Jhansenmn


5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-12-2014 04:24:58 | More by Jhansenmn
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RushLimbmalt

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my hands down favorite beer. I buy more of this amber ambrosia than any other beer. The aroma and familiar taste keeps me warm during the winter and cool during the summer. It is like my security blanket. I love the hop and malt balance... it makes my head spin... or is that the alcohol... If you like a pale ale that is drinkable and not trying to out-hop the next brew, then you will probably enjoy this great Minnesotan ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2004 19:59:45 | More by RushLimbmalt
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite! I am very biased on this one so I won't give an in depth review but I highly recommend everyone try this beer.

In fairness, this was the first craft brew I ever had and it is brewed in my hometown.

That being said, I love how balanced, full and floral this beer is. Not a hop bomb by today's standards but really delicious and complete.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2011 18:42:58 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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Deiley

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-19-2011 16:21:41 | More by Deiley
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-09-2011 22:36:35 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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columbiankramer

Missouri

5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-08-2011 01:46:51 | More by columbiankramer
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MNAle

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-28-2012 02:21:25 | More by MNAle
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

06-01-2013 10:54:52 | More by olafphysics
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Molly_ohly


4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-23-2014 20:58:48 | More by Molly_ohly
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Long time drinker 1st time reviewer

A= beautiful dark amber color with a small head and great lacing
S= hoppy and citusy, very basic smell but a very good smell
T= great hops, some citrus flavor, slight malts at first. Very good
M= great! One of the best mouthfeels I've ever had its just the perfect balance of smoothness and a little bite
D= great. This beer is very very basic but very good. Its a locally brewed beer and its just so average its perfect for just about anything. If u expect fancyness you will be disapointed but if you expect a good easy beer this is great. Great go to beer and amazing session beer

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2008 20:59:06 | More by jjanega08
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely the grapefruity-chewy ale of choice for me, frankly clobbers Sierra Nevada in my book...nice aroma and a clear medium amber color. I'm currently living in Minnesota but I wasn't looking for a beer this good when I moved here. A really distinct example of an American Pale...hoppy, to be sure, but with a good deal of nutty malts, superior fruitiness, and a complexity all the way to the aftertaste...a very refreshing beer on tap, but with enough guts to last through Fall...

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2002 17:09:30 | More by ADR
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AbrahamRobert

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint weizen glass.

This beer pours a deep golden amber color, with a nice layer of head. The lacing is phenominal, I could see each drink I took all the way down to the last gulp. Retention is decent depending on how fast its consumed.

It smells like a pale ale, with an emphasis on the hops.

The taste is very hoppy, with a nice bitter aftertaste that does not linger very long.

This is definitely one of my favorite beers, and probably one of the best EPA's I'll ever have.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 00:10:58 | More by AbrahamRobert
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xqed

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my "always have it in the fridge" beer, the one I "come home" to after trying new brews. Near-perfect in all categories, the only knock against it is that it needs to be pretty fresh. The perfect hop bitterness acquires a slight skunky taste if it's been stored at room temperature for more than a month or two. Since I live in the Mpls/St. Paul area, it is not a problem for me to get the fresh stuff. Beer drinkers in other areas might want to pay attention to the freshness dates.

Good straight from the bottle, but even better from a glass, and best (of course) from the tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 12:42:40 | More by xqed
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-19-2013 15:50:30 | More by jono0101
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greenballs


4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-08-2013 02:00:26 | More by greenballs
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NoahPrice


4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-19-2012 22:59:22 | More by NoahPrice
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours light caramel with a 2 fingers+ offwhite head. Very good lacing & good head retention

Smell: Piney hops & fruitiness

Taste: Nice up front bitterness followed by big fruttyness & malt. Finishes bitter & satisfying

MF: Great balance & carbonation, good heft to it

Really sessionable ale IMHO. Pretty impressed I must say

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 04:02:11 | More by russpowell
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Magic

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

10-19-2012 02:06:50 | More by Magic
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StPaulSchmitty

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-02-2014 04:30:37 | More by StPaulSchmitty
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mdturco


4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-30-2012 00:29:23 | More by mdturco
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ebenicr

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-12-2012 06:08:46 | More by ebenicr
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nijo1833

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

09-06-2012 03:51:57 | More by nijo1833
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Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
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